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Essays 12 January 2022, 13:14

author: Marek Jura

Small and Indie RPGs Coming in 2022 You're Not Hyped About, But You Should

While there will be no shortage of big RPGs in 2022, there are also at least a dozen lesser-known indie games on the cards. If they don't fail on the technological side of things, they may succeed with their pure radness and originality.

Fans of RPG expect great things from the year 2022. In addition to Starfield or Elden Ring, in the next dozen months will also bring several smaller projects. "Smaller" mostly denotes the size of their budget, though, and many of them will be no less interesting than the AAAs. In some cases, we might be looking at surprise GOTY candidates. One way or another, some of these games will surely conquer our hearts.

Dark Envoy

  1. Developer: Event Horizon
  2. Release date: 2022

When the Polish studio released the Tower of Time, no one expected great success. It was just another niche RPG offering a team consisting of an elf archer and a human defender at the beginning. All those who gave the Event Horizon production a chance received a piece of incredibly atmospheric history, remarkable companions and at least two plot twists that turned the whole story upside down.

No wonder that fans expect a story presented with even greater panache after such a refined title – in terms of plot, mechanics, and aesthetics. And larger locations. And side quests. And expressive characters.

We do not have to worry about the latter, because in Dark Envoy, Kaela, a companion from Tower of Time, is to return. In the new game she will set off with her brother (in their parents' aircraft) on a journey through this universe full of magical and technological wonders. As announced by the developers, players will have 15 different classes at their disposal, and skill trees will allow them to experiment with character development. I don't know about you, but for me it's one of the most anticipated titles of the whole year.

It's worth the wait because:

  1. the plot can be better than in many great RPGs;
  2. the game will offer interesting combat mechanics;
  3. Polish games tend to be good.
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